Update! He got a stone… now we are having trouble setting it…

posted 2 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
176 posts
Blushing bee

Might get more help on this topic on a PriceScope forum?? Good luck though : )

Post # 3
151 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

Consultette:  I would go to a local jeweler, show them the stone, and ask to see their selection of settings. Chances are they work with setting wholesalers who only sell to jewelers – Stuller, for example, among others – amd you’ll have a huge selection. You can even mix and match shanks and baskets, so you’ll be sure to find something that fits your stone.

Post # 4
164 posts
Blushing bee


I’d much rather have the company I’m buying the setting from set the stone, as opposed to giving a third party jeweler the pieces asking them to put them together. You’ll be taking on a lot of risk if you go through option 1.

Profit issues aside, many jewelers won’t sell their settings separately because they cannot guarantee that either the stone will fit (a ring head should be made to fit that exact stone’s dimensions, not just its carat weight), or the quality of the third party jeweler’s work. Just imagine if Tacori started to sell just their settings, and another jeweler botched setting the stone. It would be their reputation on the line. Another issue may arise if the jeweler decides your diamond is too risky to set (ex: too many feathers in the stone), or if the setting is too delicate to have the head replaced. You could be out both a stone and a setting if something were to go wrong.

There are companies that will set your stone in one of their settings, but only if you send it to them for evaluation first (a lab report helps too). If a jeweler says they can do it without even looking at the stone first, that’s a red flag. Depending on the size of the sidestones, you should be okay with the color if it’s within 2 color grades. In either option you listed, please remember to properly insure your stone, and ask if it specifically covers damage during the setting process. 

Best of luck!

Post # 5
842 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

Go to a reputable jeweler and either select from their what they have, or have them custom make it. I agree with plantobee: . 

Post # 7
206 posts
Helper bee

You can go to any jewler and have them set your stone in one of their settings.

My finace bought a moissanite and a setting from Jareds. Well…the stone was too big for the setting so we returned the setting. 

Later, I found a setting I loved from adiamor.com….so I mailed them my stone and they set it!

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